The Ellisville Police Department is sponsoring a Kid’s Safety Day featuring free child’s car seat and bicycle/helmet inspections on Saturday, May 19, from 10 am to 2 pm. The event will be held in the west parking lot of St. John Lutheran Church, 15800 Manchester Road in Ellisville.
Trained, certified car seat technicians will be available to check car seats for safety. The technicians will teach parents how to properly install the car seat and how to safely restrain the child. Typical problems with car seat installation include:
· Improper use (or no use) of locking clips or shoulder harness clips
· Loose seat belts securing the car seat
· Parents tend to move children up to the next child restraint too early
· Use of recalled or old seats
· Use of seats that have been in a collision.
Each car seat inspection will take approximately 20 minutes. For more information on the car seat inspections and to schedule an appointment for faster service, contact Sgt. Nancy Walker at 636-227-7777 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org “Drive-ups” on day of the event are also welcomed.
Besides the car seat inspections, the police department offers the Child Safety Helmet program. The purpose of the program is to help reduce the incidence of unintentional injury to children related to non-use or improper fitting of child safety helmets. Children can bring in their existing safety helmet for inspection and fitting by a certified police officer. They also can inspect bicycles for safety and correct fitting. A very limited amount of free helmets will be available to residents who cannot afford them.
Parents will be able to pick up information on other child safety issues such as child fingerprinting and bicycle safety issues. Ellisville Police Department along with other neighboring police and fire departments will display emergency equipment and have police officers and fire fighters on hand to answer any questions.
Demonstrations from various groups including martial arts, gymnastics, and Missouri Highway Patrol Simulator. Free refreshments of hotdogs, soda, water, pizza, popcorn and much more will be available along with games and prizes for the children.
More information: www.ellisville.mo.us